Law Enforcement: December 16, 2010
• On December 11 Kerry Ann Smith, 46, Madison was arrested and charged with forgery, financial card fraud and possession of prescription drugs not in their original container after she allegedly stole a woman’s purse in Greene County and used the woman’s credit cards and identity to purchase more than $3,000 worth of items. According to reports the victim’s husband told officers that his wife’s purse had been stolen during a Christmas party. The husband told police that the wife’s credit card had been used to purchase $1,700 worth of furniture in Madison. The furniture store told police that Smith had presented herself as the victim and had signed a receipt as the victim. An officer recalled arresting Smith a week earlier on a shoplifting charge and requested that the furniture store call Smith and ask her to return to the store. Smith did and an officer arrested her at the store. During the arrest, reports state, an officer located the victim’s credit cards and other personal items. They also discovered Zanax and Hydrocodone in Smith’s purse. Smith was also cited on December 6 for shoplifting after she allegedly took items from an Eatonton Road department store without paying for the items.
• On December 11 a simple assault complaint was filed at a Morgan Circle location after a woman reported that a verbal altercation with her boyfriend turned physical when the man stuck a finger in her face. The woman stated that she pushed the finger away and then the man allegedly choked her and threw her to the ground.
• On December 11 a larceny and forgery complaint was filed at a Whitehall Street location after a woman reported that someone had stolen several of her checks. The woman said she had received a call from a liquor store reporting that a “heavy set young female” was attempting to cash one of the woman’s checks for $20. The woman said she had no knowledge of the female and told the clerk. The clerk did not cash the check but did return the check to the woman. The victim said she then inventoried her checks and noticed that several were missing.
• On December 6 a larceny complaint was filed at the Morgan County Recreation Department after a man reported that someone took his blue jeans and belongings while he played basketball. The man said he removed the jeans to play and when he went to retrieve the jeans they were gone. The man said the jeans contained $76 in cash, a cell phone and keys.
• On December 7 a larceny complaint was filed at an East Avenue location after a man reported that his son had let a friend borrow his $700 bike and ride it to a downtown restaurant. The man said the bike had been taken from in front of the restaurant. An officer escorted the man to a police storage facility and they located the bike. The bike had been abandoned in the parking lot of a downtown drug store.
• On December 7 Linda Jackson, 56, Madison, was arrested and charged with criminal trespass after she allegedly returned to an Eatonton Road motel after being told by officers and management that she was banned from the premises. One day after Jackson signed and acknowledged that she was not allowed on the property the same officer observed her on the property. She was then arrested and transported to the Morgan County Detention Center.
• On December 6 an attempted burglary complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road fast food restaurant after the manager reported that someone had attempted to gain entry into the restaurant by prying open the back door.
• On December 6 Jason Christopher Waller, 25, Blackville, S.C. was arrested and charged with possession of prescription pills not in their original container, possession of methamphetamine and possession of drugs after he allegedly attempted to sell pills to employees of an Eatonton Road truck stop restaurant. According to reports officers located Waller at the restaurant after receiving complaint calls from the employees. During a search of Waller’s person, officers located pill bottles that allegedly contained prescription pills. Officers reported locating a small piece of suspected methamphetamine on Waller’s person as well.
• On December 12 a terroristic threats complaint was filed at a Fears Road location after a man reported that a Putnam County teen had called and threatened to shoot and kill him. According to reports, the complainant was starting a relationship with the teen’s ex-girlfriend, who reports state is pregnant and that the 15-year-old had called and said he was on his way to the complainant’s house to kill him. Reports state that Putnam County authorities contacted the teen at his house and told the teen not to come near the complainant or have any more conversations with him.
• On December 11 a theft by taking complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road location after a man reported that someone had cut and removed copper pipes from a dairy barn cooling unit. According to reports the man first noticed the thefts when he noticed that wire from a well pump house had been cut and removed. A compressor for the cooling unit had been damaged as well.
• On December 11 Lee Ann Loggins, 39, Eatonton was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, reckless driving and DUI refusal after an officer stopped her for allegedly spinning her tires after coming out of a truck stop parking lot. Reports state that after the stop Loggins allegedly was uncooperative and disruptive and told the officer she was engaged in an argument with her boyfriend who was a passenger in the vehicle. Reports also state that during the traffic stop Loggins allegedly ingested two pills. Reports state that Loggins told officer she had taken two muscle relaxers. Deputies transported Loggins to Morgan Memorial Hospital, reports state, for a blood test but Loggins refused the test and refused to ingest a charcoal fluid to counteract the effects of the pills she had consumed.
• On December 9 a theft by taking complaint was filed at an Oil Mill Road location after a man reported that he had located some items stolen from his shop at a pawn shop. The man said he located a Makita Jig Saw at the pawn shop. The man said several items were taken from his shop five weeks ago. The items included the saw, a router, a nail gun, compressor and a drill.
• On December 8 Reginal Fernado Jones, 40, Madison was arrested and charged with misdemeanor sexual battery after he allegedly touched an 18-year-old woman’s breast. According to reports the woman told police that Jones had offered to give the woman a ride home but instead drove past her house and, later attempted to touch her in the vehicle. The woman’s boyfriend arrived and took the woman home.
• On December 12 a terroristic threats and acts complaint was filed at a Broughton Road location after a woman reported that her son had made threats against her and her husband.
• On December 3 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Fairplay Street, Rutledge location after a man reported that someone had taken his truck. The man said that a friend told him the truck was at a woman’s house in Newton County.
The man said that he then left to retrieve the truck, which was allegedly located at the house of the mother of his children and on the way he met the woman and the truck in the roadway. The man said the woman then struck his vehicle with his truck. She was then allegedly arrested by Newton County authorities, reports state.
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